Journal: News & Comment

Saturday, October 09, 2004
# 5:16:00 PM:

Baldy in the house

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Nearly two years ago, Australian rock legends Midnight Oil ended their career as a band. Many, including me, speculated that lead singer Peter Garrett would enter Australian national politics.

Sure enough, he has just been elected as a Member of Parliament for the Australian Labor Party (ALP). While the party suffered yet another crushing defeat, he was able to hold a safe Labor seat. Garrett first ran for election 20 years ago, for the then-active Nuclear Disarmament Party, and, given his former band's stridency, is certainly no stranger to politics.


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